Previous Next 1 of 2 Sony may have been first to launch a full-frame mirrorless camera, but Nikon brought decades of camera design experience with it when it entered the mirrorless market in 2018. The Sony A7R III and Nikon Z 7 are both high-end, high-resolution models that have much in common. With a near-identical megapixel count and close performance numbers, does Sony’s third-generation A7R have an edge over Nikon’s first-generation Z 7 in other areas, or has Nikon pulled off an underdog victory? The two cameras are among the closest matches from competing mirrorless brands on the market, promising a similar image quality, fast burst speeds, internal stabilization systems, and fairly similar prices. Like investing into any camera system, the answer as to which one is best depends on what you shoot and what you already have in your camera bag. Here’s how these two cameras compare, both on the spec sheet and in the hand. Sony a7R III … [Read more...] about Nikon Z 7 vs. Sony A7R III: High-res mirrorless cameras compared
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Previous Next 1 of 2 The Fujifilm X-T30 and Sony A6400 are two of the best cameras you can buy for under $1,000. The X-T30 borrows heavily from the $1,500 X-T3, including the excellent sensor, processor, and autofocus system. Likewise, the A6400 inherits technology from the higher-end A6500, and also includes Sony’s newest artificial intelligence-based autofocus system that works wonders for photographing moving subjects. But for as similar as these cameras are, they have very different souls. Fujifilm designs its cameras to recreate a classic, film-era shooting experience, whereas Sony embraces its position as a tech company. The A6400 looks more modern, and the user experience is less centered on physical buttons and dials. Both cameras are so close in terms of capabilities that it would be difficult to pick a definitive winner, but so far apart in terms of design and user experience that you may easily fall in love with one but not the other. … [Read more...] about Fujifilm X-T30 vs. Sony A6400: Midrange mirrorless cameras compared
Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras come in two flavors — the high-resolution Nikon Z 7, and the more affordable Nikon Z6. With just two models, narrowing down the differences is much easier than with Nikon’s much larger DSLR line, but it can still be a bit confusing trying to figure out which camera is better for you. While the higher resolution (and price) of the Nikon Z 7 makes it seem like the better camera, the Nikon Z 6 still packs a punch, and has a few hidden features at a lower price point. The Nikon Z 7 shines in some situations, but the Z 6 is actually the better choice in others. Nikon Z 6 Nikon Z 7 Sensor 24.5-megapixel full-frame sensor 45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor Burst Speed up to 12 fps (5.5 fps with viewfinder) up to 9 fps (5.5 fps with viewfinder) Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec. 1/8000 to 30 sec. ISO 100 – 51,200 100-25,600 Autofocus 273-point hybrid phase-detection contrast AF with AF assist beam; detection … [Read more...] about Nikon Z 6 vs. Nikon Z 7: What’s the best Nikon mirrorless camera?
This has been a big year for the camera industry, with Nikon and Canon releasing their first professional full-frame mirrorless cameras. As the name implies, these cameras ditch the traditional mirror and moving parts of a DSLR for a more compact body. But Nikon and Canon's models are a little late to the party, and Sony, Fuji and Panasonic have carved out a bigger share of the market. Just as important though, Nikon and Canon's mirrorless cameras also served to launch new lens mounts (and accompanying sets of lenses) from both companies. Lens mounts are at the heart of any camera and are generally standard for 30 years or more -- an eternity in our current era of disposable tech. These new mounts were a tricky proposition. They had to enable future technologies without alienating pros who've spent thousands of dollars on existing lenses. We sat down with Steve Heiner of Nikon and Drew Maccallum of Canon - both veterans of the photo world to talk about these new mirrorless cameras and … [Read more...] about Canon, Nikon, and the future of mirrorless cameras
You're looking to buy a mirrorless camera - sometimes called a compact system camera (CSC) - but don't know what to go for? That's not necessarily a surprise, as mirrorless cameras are more diverse and popular in 2018 than ever before, with more brands, lens mounts and systems mixing up the offerings.In this best-of feature, we round up the best mirrorless system cameras of 2018 to suit all tastes and abilities. Whether that's based on a budget for a first-time buy, or a larger chunk of cash for a pro-spec full-frame mirrorless model, here's the best DSLR alternatives to consider.A quick lesson in lensesLens mountFirst thing's first: cameras don't work in a one-size-fits-all kind of way. Brands like to keep their own heritage and, as such, manufacturers tend to have individual lens mounts. The exceptions are: Micro Four Thirds, supported by Panasonic Lumix G, both Olympus Pen and Olympus OM-D models; and the Leica L mount, which will offer S lenses from Panasonic and lenses from … [Read more...] about Best mirrorless cameras 2019: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today